“To be strong, and beautiful, and go round making music all the time. Yes, she could do that, and with a very earnest prayer Polly asked for the strength of an upright soul, the beauty of a tender heart, the power to make her life a sweet and stirring song, helpful while it lasted, remembered when it died.”
~ Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl
All paintings on this post are by a favorite artist of mine, Patti Bannister (official site).
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